The system landscape of print service providers is becoming increasingly diverse. A wide variety of systems are used for job and file input, as well as machines for printing, embellishment, and finishing. Seamless integration of these systems is the only way to ensure efficient and cost-effective production. OneVision's modular Automation Suites have been expanded to provide even better support for its customers.
Integration with HP Indigo, Horizon SmartStacker, Kongsberg, Fotoba
After numerous integration modules for production devices such as the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1, Canon PRISMAsync, Zünd Cut Center, and C.P. Bourg were already added in the last software releases, the current version offers further connections to production and finishing systems.
To ensure that high-speed printing systems such as the HP Indigo are constantly utilized to capacity, print jobs must be transmitted to the machine in an error-free and automated manner. With the new HP Indigo connection, jobs are sent directly from the OneVision workflow management system to the digital front end; all relevant information is of course included.
For finishing, a connector ensures the automatic handover of folding, substrate and job information to the Horizon SmartStacker. Print service providers who use Kongsberg systems can now benefit from automatic preparation of cutting information for Kongsberg cutting systems through a corresponding integration.
More new highlights for automated file preparation
With the new version, a powerful tool has also been developed to control file preparation even more dynamically: Time monitoring for sub assembly lines in the workflow now allows jobs to be presorted for time-consuming tasks such as flattening transparencies at night. Furthermore, functionalities in nesting, tiling, and white masks have been optimized.
New features for Amendo image processing software
The latest release of Amendo image enhancement software supports the Heif/Heic image data format. A new built-in color cast correction feature allows the selection of a target white point, allowing a warmer tone to be set in color cast corrections in addition to neutral white, if required.
The new software version of OneVision provides print service providers once again with valuable tools for a smoother workflow and more economical production.